Toddler Tuesday June 21, 2011
Lately, it’s become very clear that Bug has her own very distinct personality. She’s not one to follow the crowd, that’s for sure! And she’s perfectly comfortable voicing her opinions, likes, dislikes, and desires. The first one that’s pretty obvious from the pictures is clothing. Bug will now only wear 2 things…what she calls “princess dresses” (long flowy dresses that twirl) or nothing. And she doesn’t want to get the princess dresses dirty, so if she thinks something will be messy, she decides she’d rather wear nothing at all. And this princess dress thing has become an obsession…she will not put anything else on. It *must* be a dress, and that dress must be able to twirl. Complete with silver sparkly shoes. And at night, it *must* be a “bedtime princess dress” (nightgown).
Now, contrast that with what you see below…she might be obsessed with looking like a princess (and her favorite line is “But mama…I a princess! I the BOSS!” said in a very matter of fact 2 year old way), but she is also one to get down in the dirt (sans the dress of course) and play with bugs. Or paint. Or food.
I love 2 year olds…they are full of personality, and full of contradictions!
Toddler Tuesday April 19, 2011
Bitty Bug is 2 years 3 months old
Here are a couple pictures of Bug working in the school room this week!
Toddler Tuesday March 29, 2011
Bitty Bug is 2 years 2 months old
As Bug gets older, it’s interesting to see her natural progression from the work of an infant/young toddler to the work of a preschooler. It seems like Bitty Bug is starting to resist the work that’s been set out for her, and more and more she is gravitating towards the preschool level work. Unfortunately, she gets very disappointed that she’s not really ready for that work–while it looks really interesting to her, bead chains just aren’t appropriate work for a young 2 year old. 😉 Part of me thinks she’s just trying to copy what her sister does, and if she was in a regular classroom for kids her own age, she’d probably still be gravitating towards the younger works. But part of me also sees that she genuinely is curious about the work for older children. She already knows her colors, can count to 10 (in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese (thanks to the Vietnamese language CDs we play for Monkey), and is so proud of herself when she does that. So, I see her trying to work on things like Color Box 2 or work where she has to count the objects. So, it really is interesting to me to see her progression!